What are my private student loan options?

Private Student Loans Helpful Resources

Check out these resources for help with your private student loans:

Need help finding a creditworthy cosigner for your loan?
Finding someone to cosign for your private student loan can be challenging. Get some helpful tips on who to ask, how to ask, and what to look out for.
Need to know what your should think about before asking someone to be your cosigner?
Check out this list of the top 5 things you should think about before asking someone to be your cosigner on a private student loan.
Want to get the facts behind the myths about private student loans?
Private student loans get a bad rap in the media. Check out these 7 common myths — and how we busted them.
Want to learn about student loans for parents?
Some lenders are now offering private student loans for parents. These loans may offer lower rates and fees than the Federal Parent PLUS loan. Find out more now.
Need to know more about paying back private student loans?
Private student loans offer a variety of repayment options. Find out how long you will have to pay back your loan and when you will start making payments.
Want to find out what is a reasonable amount of student loan debt?
If you need to take out student loans for college, like 90% of financial aid applicants, follow these 12 strategies to ensure that your debt is affordable.
Want tips for minimizing your student loan debt?
Most college students take out loans to pay for their education. Learn ways to reduce or eliminate your student loan debt.
Need to compare private student loans to PLUS Loans?
Comparing student loan options can be difficult. This chart will help you understand the differences between private student loans and Federal PLUS Loans.
Need to compare private student loans to Stafford Loans?
Comparing student loan options can be tough. This chart will help you understand the differences between private student loans and Federal Stafford loans.
Want to know what happens if you default on student loans?
The consequences of defaulting on federal or private student loans can be severe. Find out how to manage your student loan debt so you can avoid default.
Have more questions about private student loans?
Get the answers to common questions about private student loans, including how to apply and qualify, whether you need a cosigner and how long it takes.
Want to find out more about federal student and parent loans?
Several low-cost, fixed-rate loans are available to undergraduate, graduate and professional students and parents of undergraduate students from the U.S. Department of Education’s federal education loan program.
Need a list of federal resources and other financial aid information?
Find student loan and financial aid related links to other helpful resources, including U.S. Department of Education websites and Edvisors websites.
What are my private student loan options?